Recognition February 11, 2022
Celebrating Middle School Guidance Counselor – Lindsay Klausmeyer During National Guidance Counselor Week!
Mrs. Klausmeyer came to BDS in 2017, the year we were graduating our first senior class. At that time, we all knew her as Ms. Silverman, before she married and started her family. Everyone entering the Baltimore Design School from that year on has met Mrs. Klausmeyer, who in addition to her counseling duties, visits […]
Mrs. Klausmeyer came to BDS in 2017, the year we were graduating our first senior class. At that time, we all knew her as Ms. Silverman, before she married and started her family. Everyone entering the Baltimore Design School from that year on has met Mrs. Klausmeyer, who in addition to her counseling duties, visits elementary schools all over the city to recruit new BDS design students. She’s also been an interim assistant principal, High School counselor and substitute teacher when needed (which is often). She’s a funny, practical and loved by students and staff.
The enthusiasm with which Mrs. Klausmeyer approaches her job is contagious. When asked why she looks forward to coming to work each day, she says “We have the best kids in Baltimore City here at BDS and I love helping them and watching them achieve their goals and seeing firsthand how they turn into amazing young people.” She takes that mission seriously, and expects the best from our scholars every day. It’s not always easy! Navigating middle school mood swings, drama and hormones makes every day…interesting. But when the lightbulb goes off and students realize what they’re capable of, it’s all worth it. “The best part of my job is seeing students succeed.,” says Klausmeyer. “Whether it is with a peer conflict, improving a grade, getting into a high school or college or overcoming a fear. The road to success is such a tough one and watching students overcome obstacles and get where they want to be is the best part of my day.”
Baltimore Design School hosts between 500 – 550 students in a given year, and Mrs. Klausmeyer’s ability to know each of them personally is impressive. Having those 1:1 relationships is imperative to developing the ‘whole child’ and each measure of success will be unique. Klausmeyer says “I don’t know if there is one biggest success, but I look at every small victory as a success and every student success is a success in my book.” With that being said, “Helping students work through traumas can be very challenging. Students come to school with many experiences and some are really hard to work through and move forward from,” and when they do, that’s a success story of the best kind…personal growth.
The BDS family is grateful for Mrs. Klausmeyer’s dedication and commitment to our community. When asked why she stays with BDS when she’s actively recruited by other schools, she replies “I stay for the amazing students and staff!”
Please join us in letting Mrs. Lindsay Silverman Klausmeyer know how much she’s appreciated!